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After Kevin Ware’s horrific leg injury, Adidas has decided that they are going to sell the shirt above for $24.99.
As it may seem like a nice gesture on the surface, you may want to look more into what actually is going on here. Adidas is going to make loads of money off of all the sympathy that Kevin Ware is getting while Ware himself will get no money whatsoever. This is sort of like how the NCAA can make money off of jerseys of college athletes as long as it doesn’t say the name on the back of it. If it doesn’t say their name directly, then they don’t have to pay a licensing fee to the player.
Adidas does state that a portion of their profits will go toward Louisville’s scholarship fund, but U of L has already waived all the royalties they would get off of the product. Which just means that Adidas gets to pocket more money in the end.
It definitely doesn’t surprise anyone that Adidas made the shirts and are selling them. Plus, it is not like they are doing anything illegal. But you have to figure how much Kevin Ware could be making off of this if it weren’t for the idiotic rules that the NCAA has in place regarding their “student-athletes”.
In the end you just have to accept that the NCAA and their corporate partners can get rich off of the “student-athletes” but the actual “student-athlete” himself cant get rich off of his own doing. Is there anything that screams hypocrite more than this? Doubtful.
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Kevin Ware sat down with ESPN and spoke about his gruesome injury for the first time. You can see the emption still running through the young man’s body and it is impossible not to feel for the guy. He will have the whole Next Impulse Sports crew rooting for him along the way. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
It was just earlier on Wednesday that we praised the Louisville Cardinals for a heartwarming gesture after it was announced that the team would be wearing special warm-ups during its Final Four game against Wichita State this weekend in tribute of Kevin Ware, who suffered a devastating, gruesome leg injury during the team’s NCAA Tournament game on Sunday. Now comes word that the...
ESPN conducted the first interview with Kevin Ware post injury and released the footage this morning. Even if you aren’t a college basketball fan (why are you on this site?), watch. Not a Louisville fan? Watch.
This is the kind of stuff that makes “based on a true story” sports movies.
“That was the last thing going through my head. I honestly wasn’t concerned about the...
Whether you were watching live or not, you've most likely seen Kevin Ware's gruesome injury in the Louisville game. Just seeing the injury caused my body instantly assume the classic fight or fright pose - I ducked, I blinked, my eyes widened, my chin went down, and I made fists. And I was on my couch, at home, drinking beer. The bench players next to him freaked out. One...
Tweet By now most have seen the horrible, unfortunate injury suffered by Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware during the team’s Elite Eight victory over Duke. If you haven’t you can do so here. Since then the outpouring of support the sophomore has received has been nothing short of amazing. He’s received tweets of encouragement [...]
Kevin Ware will be well represented in the stands when his Louisville Cardinals take on Wichita State in the Final Four Saturday night in Atlanta. Amar’e Stoudemire and his foundation have donated 1,000 Kevin Ware heads for fans to hoist in support of the Cards.
According to Darren Rovell, ESPN:
After Ware fractured his leg in Sunday night’s game against Duke, and the team started...
TV The Louisville guard went on the Late Show to poke some fun at his gruesome injury.
If you haven’t heard about the gruesome leg injury Lousiville guard Kevin Ware suffered during the Regional final last weekend against Duke, you’ve probably been living under a rock.
Prayers goes out to Kevin Ware and his family! May u have a speedy recovery kid and come back even stronger!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 1, 2013
The coverage from news outlets, Adidas profiting...
Louisville head coach Rick Pitino and injured guard Kevin Ware are addressing the media Wednesday morning.
Who’s not rooting for Louisville?
According to KRP.com, NBA athletes have joined in the Louisville fan section in the hopes of them winning the NCAA Championship. Kevin Ware, who suffered a gruesome leg injury last week during the elite 8 against Duke, has been cleared to travel with the team back to Atlanta, his hometown.
During the game fans don’t have to use just their...
Longest. Week. Ever.
A broken leg so bad you can't look at it. A coach acting so outrageously you can't stop looking at it. A referee boss allegedly putting out a $5K bounty on a coach.
College hoops was all that anyone could talk about this week, and yet it wasn't the teams or the Final Four games that were being talked about.
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For the past month, I've been trying to figure out what it is about Louisville's historically great pressure defense that made it the prohibitive favorite leading into March, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, and the all-over-but-the-net-cutting presumptive NCAA champion going into the Final Four.
I looked at all the numbers. The numbers confirmed that, yes...
Unpredictability was anticipated for this year’s tournament and that is exactly what we have gotten. Only Louisville made it to the Final Four out of the number one seeds, and a mid-major is represented with the #9 seeded Wichita State Shockers out of the Missouri Valley Conference. Syracuse and Michigan are both four seeds, and big names schools but both had not been to a Final...
Wichita State at Louisville Date 4/6/2013 6:09:00 PMLocation AtlantaLive StatsLinkTV CBS Team Stats Advantage LouisvilleAdvantage Wichita StateFG % FT % 3 PT % 2 PT % 3/FG Four FactorseFG% TO% O Reb % D Reb % FT Rate Defensive Allowed3 PT % 2 PT % TO% Matchup Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated...